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This statement is attributed to Darren Wilson, the policeman who shot Michael Brown.

“It is with deep sympathy that I come to you today. What happen, has happened and I can’t do anything about it. I wouldn't change anything because I felt as though I would have died if I didn't take action on that black kid. This has nothing to do with race. But in all honesty I don't think he would have attacked me like that if he was of a different background. He was very aggressive. I wanted to get those cigarillo’s back from him that he stole, but he simply wouldn’t let them go. He punched me several times and it felt like a huge black gorilla was pouncing on my face. I thought my face was going to explode. As you can tell from the photos, they are very gruesome and I wish this on no one. I am truly sorry that I killed Michael Brown. I didn’t want to shoot him so many times. I felt maybe two or even three shots would have done the job. I have a child and I wouldn’t want my child to go through what Brown went through, it was just an awful situation. But I do apologize for everything if my actions hurt anyone. This situation has made me a better man; I am just grateful that I can now watch my child grow. So please I ask all of you for peace.”

Is this statement genuine? In internet searching I have only found one source for it and it does not seem a very legitimate source.

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Darren Wilson didn't make that statement as it contains factual inaccuracies. First, regarding this,

I have a child and I wouldn’t want my child to go through what Brown went through, it was just an awful situation. But I do apologize for everything if my actions hurt anyone. This situation has made me a better man; I am just grateful that I can now watch my child grow.

Darren Wilson has no children, neither by his first wife nor his current wife nor another woman, see For better or worse: Killer cop Darren Wilson MARRIED a fellow police officer last month via Daily Mail UK (25 November 2014):

Wilson married his first wife Ashley Brown in Old Monroe, Missouri in October 2011 but divorced last year. They had no children.

Next, both CNN and Black News quote an ABC News video,

Wilson told ABC that he was sorry for the loss of life but that he was simply doing his job and following his training.

Via Black News,

Officer Darren Wilson Defends Shooting Michael Brown — Says “I’m Sorry… But My Conscience is Clear”

Via CNN,

Darren Wilson says he's sorry but his conscience is clear

I cannot find any source for the verbiage in the excerpt, other than Hip Hop Hangover. In fact, Darren Wilson does has not issued any apology for the shooting at all. The Ferguson Chief of Police apologized to Michael Brown's family in September 2014, but Wilson has not done so.

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